Latest Drought Stories

2008-06-17 12:00:27

By Mikkel Pates, Agweek Magazine Jun. 17--FARGO, N.D. -- Farmers and ranchers in western North Dakota still are suffering from drought despite recent rains. Grass is very short and stockwater in dams is very low and dry in places.

2008-06-16 15:00:20

By Brenda Duran, Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif. Jun. 14--LONG BEACH -- Water conservation and energy shortages have taken center stage on a national level and will remain a priority, U.S.

2008-06-16 09:00:33

By Monica Chen, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jun. 16--DURHAM -- 100-degree days. Stultifying heat. Your car feels hotter than an oven and the concrete under your feet feels even through your shoes like it could fry eggs in two seconds flat.

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By Katie Stallcup, Opelika-Auburn News, Ala. Jun. 14--It could be another dry summer, but so far, things are shaping up a little better than last year, weather experts say. According to the U.S.

2008-06-14 03:00:17

By Rob Pavey State Climatologist David Stooksbury's semi-monthly drought update has rolled a growing number of upstate Georgia counties into the "extreme drought" category.

2008-06-14 03:00:16

By Brenda Duran LONG BEACH - Water conservation and energy shortages have taken center stage on a national level and will remain a priority, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne said Friday at the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce National Luncheon Series.

2008-05-07 13:45:00

The Amazon rainforest, so crucial to the Earth’s climate system, is coming under threat from cleaner air say prominent UK and Brazilian climate scientists in the leading scientific journal Nature.

2008-04-07 09:50:00

Not only will global warming affect the average air and sea temperature, it also magnifies the risk of disease and hunger in poor underdeveloped countries, according to the World Health Organization

2008-04-02 15:35:00

Indigenous peoples have contributed the least to world greenhouse gas emissions and have the smallest ecological footprints on Earth. Yet they suffer the worst impacts not only of climate change, but also from some of the international mitigation measures being taken.

2008-02-20 14:40:00

They may be considered pests, but beaver can help mitigate the effects of drought, and because of that, their removal from wetlands to accommodate industrial, urban and agricultural demands should be avoided, according to a new University of Alberta study.

Latest Drought Reference Libraries

2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

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  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.